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APCU, Rotary in Thailand recall Kamala Saikia

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, August 9: Jourlists all Assam and abroad today remembered Kamala Saikia of Ajir Asom, who had been slain on August 9, 1991 by the ULFA.

At Bhetapara in Guwahati, the Assam Press Correspondents’ Union (APCU) recalled the slain jourlist by holding a lecture today. Senior jourlist Prashanta Rajguru was the chief guest at the function that was presided over APCU president Manoj Singh. Rajguru rued the fact that the police failed to submit the charge sheet against the culprits even after 25 years of killing of the jourlist.

Earlier, tribute was paid to the slain jourlist by lighting the ceremonial lamp and by observing one-minute silence.

Meanwhile, the slain jourlist was also recalled today in Thailand in the presence of Dr. Akashitora Saikia, daughter of Late Kamala Saikia.

At Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Rotary Peace and Conflict Study Centre recalled jourlist Kamala Saikia. Rich tribute paid to Late Saikia today by 23 peace scholars from various parts of the world at a meeting this morning.

Monica Maher from USA Ecuador gave a brief initiation and introduction of Kamala Saikia followed by one-minute silence of respect.

Peace scholar and IT coorditor from Afganisthan Maqsood Sheer, whose father had also been killed by ISIS in Afganisthan, sang a song in pesto language. Saikia’s daughter Dr Akashitora Saikia is one selected for the Rotary Peace fellowship.


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